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North Coast Old Stock Cellar Reserve Bourbon Barrel

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RATINGS: 411   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 411   ABV: 13.7%
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Old Stock Cellar Reserve is a one-time, small batch, limited release that has been aged in oak whiskey barrels. The aging process gives this world-class beer an added layer of complexity. A memorable drink that should be enjoyed as a completely unique offering.

2007 Vintage 14.6% ABV
2009 Vintage 13.7% ABV

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmoreau (2634) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2015
Shared 16.9 oz. bottle poured to snifters, displaying a hazed, amber color, with only a light layer of off white film, light spots of lacing, and a syrupy sheen on the glass when swirled. The nose was alcohol at the ready, dark fruit as plum & raisin, and barrel induced vanilla & coconut. The taste revealed the booziness of the bourbony alcohol, caramel sweetness, with moderate carbonation, in a medium+ body. A smooth & warming, benchmark brew to relax with.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis (3697) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 21, 2015
Bottle, 2009. Pours cloudy hazel, minimal head, a touch of lacing. Aroma is rich vanilla bourbon toffee. Flavor is quite sweet, some oxidation but rich malty bourbon vanilla. Medium body, lightly acidic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
knickskicks (789) - - JAN 17, 2015
Amber pour, no head, looks flat. Very fizzy mouthfeel though. Watery as it warms. Nose and taste is candi sugar and light bourbon barrel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dr_Fellini (636) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JAN 14, 2015
Bottle to glass. 2013 vintage. Pours a medium nut brown with reddish hues and a light tan head. Aroma is big vanilla, light bourbon, molasses. Big vanilla in the flavor as well, with a solid malt backbone, molasses, gooey. Thick creamy body with a lingering vanilla and light bourbon character in the finish. Quite tasty!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dwyerpg (4686) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 14, 2015
This was pretty darn amazing. Easy to drink for a 14.1% beer, it has all of the great qualities of the traditional Old Stock, with a slightly mellower feel and a hint of the bourbon char as well. I wish it wasn’t so darn expensive, but that’s really the only knock. A great beer to sign off with for a little while.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cbfobes (2596) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2015
Poured from newest vintage, I believe 2014, so is this unretired considering it’s on the shelf right now? Pours a murky brownish red with a thin head, the aroma has quite a bit of bourbon and vanilla with a strong amount of dark fruits and sweetness, the flavor has a nice bourbon front end with a finish of dark fruit and malt, nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JHeath99 (1215) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - DEC 26, 2014
Bottle shared. 2009. Pours a hazy brown with beige head. Aroma and taste of caramel, booze, wood, with hints of vanilla. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
devman171 (1100) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - DEC 8, 2014
Bottle, Vertical tasting with 2014 old stock, 2012 ostuchi, 2011 Brandy, 2009 Bourbon. All pour similar murky brown with the BA versions being fairly low carb. Aroma is dark fruits, light oak and bourbon, smooth booze and rich malts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (2560) - Athens, Georgia, USA - NOV 29, 2014
2009 vintage in ceramic grey bottle. Pours a murky brown with minimal white lacy head. Aroma of heavy bourbon vanilla sweetness. Taste is more balanced toward the malt, but still big bourbon notes. Little to no carbonation, sweet and boozy, but nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BMMillsy (1568) - Florida, USA - NOV 26, 2014
Vintage 2009 bottle purchased and poured at The Porter Bar in Atlanta on 11/23/14. Pours deep dark brown with no head at all. Beautiful aroma of vanilla, caramel, lots of smooth bourbon still present, oak, toffee, marshmallow. Flavor follows with a big bourbon punch that is very mellow, sweet brown sugar and caramel, vanilla marshmallow notes, a hint of chocolate, smooth oak. Wow this is good. Chewey body with low plus carbonation, coats the mouth. This was really nice and the bottle was clearly well-kept for the past few years. Just a really nice beer.

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